School usually begins on a Saturday. Students arrive at Seget Donji in Trogir, get familiar with the yachts, and get acquainted with the other members of the group. In the evening, you are free to go for a walk and buy some souvenirs, have dinner out at a restaurant, or cook on a yacht. This provides an opportunity to rest from your trip and adjust to the climate.
Sunday morning, you get to know the yacht itself: water system, toilet, what may and may not be done on board, safety rules, internal space of the boat, and our route for two weeks. Your team then goes to the store together, with the instructor, to do grocery shopping.
After filling the fridge, you are ready to begin your Croatia sailing school adventure: for the next two weeks, your instructor will teach you the rules of sailing.
The first sailing day begins before 8 am and is meant to be gentle: everyone has a chance to maneuver the yacht to get a feeling of how, why, and which direction the boat is moving. After two hours of studying sailing theory, you're ready to take charge again and put your new knowledge into practice. Every student has individual time to practice each task and to take the role of skipper, by assigning tasks and orders and managing the crew.
We arrive at a new bay or harbor by sunset and the process repeats each day for two weeks, but every day with new information and new places to explore.
At the end of two weeks, after successful completion of the course, you receive your Bareboat Skipper License and all the opportunities for sailing and holidays on the sea are open to you. Each student of Navigare Sailing School can return to us and receive additional practice or rent a bareboat at a special “Sailing School Student” price!